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31st Macao International Music Festival
Orfeo ed Euridice
Outdoor Opera in Three Acts by Christoph W. Gluck

Date: 21~22-10-2017 Saturday and Sunday 8pm

Venue: Mount Fortress

Co-Production: Macao International Music Festival, Israeli Opera
Conductor/Yaron Gottfried

Yaron Gottfried

Conductor Yaron Gottfried

Orfeo’s music has charms to soothe the savage beast. One tragic day, the life of his wife Euridice was taken away. Drawing on the magical forces of his music, he ventures into the depths of the underworld to rescue his wife.

A Greek mythology that had inspired the imagination of generations of composers, over 70 operas drew materials from the poignant love legend of Orfeo and Euridice. Above all, Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck is considered to be one of the most important operas of the 18th century. An avid opponent of excesses in Italian opera, Gluck reforms the opera through simplicity and dramatic truth.

The Macao International Music Festival and the Israeli Opera bring to life a whole new production of Orfeo ed Euridice on Mount Fortress. A magical experience not to be missed!

Performed in Italian with surtitles in Chinese, Portuguese and English

Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes, no interval